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Vibrator 44

Thanks as usual to Steve Stiles for bearing me in mind even during his arduous convalescence from major surgery and providing another ‘Marvy’ piece of cover art.

From Graham Charnock, editor of the Vibrator, who writes:

Fancy a little light reading with a faintly fishy aroma? Well here’s Vibrator 44 attached for you to download. Why not print it off, staple it u and pretend it came in the mail just like the old days. You remember the old days, don’t you? Oh well. Write me a loc and you too could become part of Vibrator flourishing fanzine community.

Your chum, Graham Charnock

Fanzines to share!

A round-up of zines sent to MonSFFA recently

BCSFAzine, From Felicity Walker who writes:

Hi everyone. Next issue is the January 2017 issue, so my “New Year’s” resolution is to go faster. 🙂

Vibrator 43 from Graham Charnock who writes:

Calling all Groovers of Fandom (yes, you). Your monthly Vibrator awaits you, attached to this very message. This month Curt Phillips secedes from the Confederacy, whilst Jim Mowatt trawls the dens of inniquity that were the Helnsinki Worldcon and reports back. Nice Farey predicts the outcome of the Floyd Mayweather fight (what you already knew the outcome?) And more, but not much more. Open it up and take a bath.

TNFF 2017-09 From George Phillies, who writes:

I attach the September 2017 issue of The National Fantasy Fan.  The latest issue of Tightbeam will follow in a few days.

And then:

Behold!  Tightbeam 280!
 
Show your support for our fan-eds!  Write letters of comment!

Note: The N3F e-mails out  several fanzines including our own WARP.

 

 

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We have received more ‘zines to share.

CyberCozen is edited by Leybl Botwinik with whom MonSFFA has a cyber connection–we’ve been trading content as well as zines. CyberCozin has been around since 1989!

In this issue: 

  • Celebrating 40 years of Voyager
  •  Follow-up: Marvel Movies and TV Shows – What to Watch (and what NOT to)
  •  Some interesting items picked up from the Web (PCMag, CNET, and elsewhere)
  •  About the ‘best’ Alien invasion films
  •  The Holocaust and SF – Part II
  • Sheer Science section by Dr. Doron Calo: AI Pros and Cons

Vibrator 39 is edited by Graham Charnock. Annoyingly, no ToC, but he writes:

Paedopholia, Murder, Taxi Driving – read all about it in the Sensational latest issue of Vibrator!!! 

The Murder story is non-fiction, rather scary because it is non-fiction, and reminds me of an episode of Murdoch. Very intelligent students who murder because they can.

An interesting LoC from Greg Benford who explains how he solved the “too many books” problem:

But I solved this while still acquiring many 100s books/year: buy a condo, then two, then a storage facility. So have homes in Irvine, Laguna Beach, & Mammoth in high Sierra. Full of books, but can still walk around in them. Or go to the storage place, the size of a garage.

 


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The fanzines are pouring in!

  • Interesting Times
  • Three Issues of Mt Void: 19541, 19551, 19561
  • Vibrator 38

INTERESTING TIMES 6
Garth Spencer asks: What is the difference between primary resource companies and kindergarten pupils?  Answer: Kindergarten children clean up after themselves. To which I have to respond: Only when threatened with missing recess…so really not all that different;  just a different threat required, such as one that bites them in the pocket.

Contents
Strange Fictions’ New Zine ………………………………… 1
Not for Print #2 ………………………………………………… 2
Missing Persons ……………………………………………….. 2
Letters…………………………………………………………….. 3
It Approaches (BC election) …………………………………. 4
Blast from the Past ……………………………………………. 4
How to Skin a Beaver (T. Wayne) …………………………. 6
Classifieds ……………………………………………………….. 7
Book Review (Fragment, by Craig Russel) ………………. 7
Calendar …………………………………………………………. 7
Freedom of the Press ……………………………………….. 10

IONISPHERE 4 Official Publication of the National Fantasy Fan Federation. Highlights:  Author interviews, including Robert Sawyer, and a valuable list of links to interesting sites on the Internet.

 MT VOID 19541

  • Old Bridge (NJ) Comic Con
  • A Word of Advice (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
    Selecting Words and Counting Ideas (comments by Mark R.  Leeper)
  • KONG: SKULL ISLAND (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
  • TICKLING GIANTS (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
  • Malaya and Talented Minority Syndrome (letter of comment
    by Philip Chee)
  • Superman vs. the KKK (letter of comment by Tim Bateman)
  • Greg Benford, Reading, HIDDEN FIGURES, ANDROMEDA NEBULA, and MEDUSA’S WEB (letter of comment by John Hertz)
  • This Week’s Reading (THE LIFE AND GROWTH OF LANGUAGE) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
  • Quote of the Week

     MT VOID 19551   
  • What Is CRISPR, and Why Is It Scaring Some People? (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
  • DIG TWO GRAVES (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
  • Selecting Words (letters of comment by Lee Beaumont & Philip   Chee)
  • THE LIFE AND GROWTH OF LANGUAGE and Chinese (letters of comment by Philip Chee, Steve Coltrin, and Radovan Garabik)
  • This Week’s Reading (THE MAN FROM MARS) (book comments
    by Evelyn C. Leeper)
  • Quote of the Week

     MT VOID 19561

  • Tomorrow (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
  • Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures,
    etc. (NJ)
  • Video of Mars (comments by Greg Frederick)
  • BETHANY (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
  • THE BLACKCOAT’S DAUGHTER (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
  • BOKEH (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
  • INTO THE FIRE: SAMANTHA KANE #1, by Patrick Hester
    (book review by Joe Karpierz)
  • THE MAN FROM MARS (letters of comment by Allan Maurer
    and Tim Bateman)
  • Selecting Words (letters of comment by Peter Trei and David Goldfarb)
  • This Week’s Reading (DOWN HERE IN THE DREAM QUARTER)
    (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
  • Quote of the Week

VIBRATOR 38  :  Ooo La La it’s your latest fix of fandom’s most regular fanzine, Vibrator 38 Torn from the massive mountain of personal experience and chiselled down to a few shards which tantalizingly hint at its final meeting. Like Arrival it is a fanzine to be deciphered and savoured and then forgotten. Discard it on the junk pile of history but first of all be sure to write a loc. It may be your last chance for fannish immortality. This issue is dedicated to Cas Skeleton’s westie called Bestie, because he is seriously ill and desevres to get better. Open this file now and prepare to be amazed. Well, amused.     — Graham Charnock

 

 

 

Fanzines for sharing!

We have received two fanzines:  N’APA  from George Phillies and The Vibrator from Graham Charnock.

N’APA is the Amateur Press Alliance for members of the National Fantasy Fan Federation (N3F).   N’APA has been in existence since 1959, but has transitioned from being a paper APA to an
electronic one.

Vibrator is edited by Graham Charnock who writes:

Welcome to this month’s Vibrator, No. 37. A little later than usual due to the slow degradation of the editor into despair and mental collapse.. A short issue but redeemed by possibly the best Steve Stiles cover you will have seen for years. He really should win a Hugo one day.

I also have to tell you the Third annual combined volume, issues 25-36 is also now available on Lulu:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/graham-charnock/vibrator-24-36-combined/paperback/product-23081227.html